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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN | 2017-07-17 | Parwin (44), feeling weak after receiving her 7th chemo treatment, lay down to rest in their small two room house in the neighbourhood of Fazel Beig. Her youngest son, Milad (4), noticing her mom is not feeling well lays down next her, hugging her tight.Darwin, herself, finished the 12 years of high school in 6 years, by studying on her own and taking exams. At age of 16, she entered the med school. When she was 19, after finishing her third year of university, she married her husband who is illiterate, and forced her to abandon her studies. She stayed home and raised her 8 kids, 2 of which have died from sickness. Despite her husband not liking his daughters going to school, Parwin fought for every one of them. Her oldest daughter, Fatema (17) just graduated from high school and wants to go to university to become a midwife. Her youngest daughter, just being 8, is in grade 5. Parwin and Fatema's greatest fear is that if she doesn't survive the cancer, the father will marry off the older daughters and stop them from going to school.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN | 2017-07-17 | Parwin (44), feeling weak after receiving her 7th chemo...